The game will find it’s way on to European shelves on March 28 2014 for PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3. The reveal was joined by the reveal of a batch of new screenshots and an announcement trailer which showcase Blood Ties’ many comedic and gruesome traps. No official word has been given regarding a North American release date, however a Tecmo Koei America tweet suggests that it may be unveiled shortly, leaving the ever titillating message of “Stay Tuned“.
*Update* Tecmo Koei has announced that Deception IV: Blood Ties will release on March 25 2014 in North America.
Deception IV: Blood Ties is the latest entry in the strategy focused franchise where the player must rely on ingenuity, laying down various bizarre pitfalls to defeat their enemies. Blood Ties itself follows the story of Laegrinna, who is described as an animated fragment of an imprisoned Devil’s soul. Depending on her performance, one of the Devil’s three servants – each representing various stylistic elements – will award the player reward points to spend on new traps.
Additionally there will be a buffet of online features such as the ability to compare times or points on leaderboards, user created missions and more. The PlayStation Vita version will also take advantage of the handheld’s touchscreen, which is used to select and activate various traps.
Deception IV: Blood Ties hits PlayStation Vita on March 25 2014 in North America and March 28 2014 in Europe.
Take a look at the gallery and announcement trailer below: